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Inspection: 1651722.015 - A & K Railroad Materials, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights
A & K Railroad Materials, Inc.
600 Chicago St
Granite City, IL 62040
P.O. Box 30076, Salt Lake City, UT 84130
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 488210/Support Activities for Rail Transportation
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 05/24/2023
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||07/11/2023||08/04/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||A - Amendment|
|2.||01002||Serious||5A0001||07/11/2023||08/04/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||A - Amendment|
At 2:00 p.m. on February 20, 2023, Employee #1 was operating a front end loader with a light load of scrap wood in the bucket. Employee #1 was traveling a gravel access road inside of the facility storage, while operating the front end loader. The weather conditions were sunny and dry. The front end loader was a Caterpillar Model Number 924H, with a Product Identification Number of CAT0924HVHXC01067. Employee #1 was working with a supervisor, who was located approximately 300 yards behind the location of the incident. The front end loader bucket was a quick connect type of attachment and, while traveling, it became disconnected from the front end loader, dropping to the ground. This allowed the front end loader to drive up onto the inverted bucket, causing the front end loader to roll over onto its side. Employee #1 had training on the operation of the machine, however this was the first day that Employee #1 was operating the machine on his own. The employee was killed due to deep lacerations to the chest and crushing injuries and internal bleeding.
Keywords:bucket , chest, crushed, crushing, disconnecting means, front end loader, internal bleeding, internal injuries, laceration, roll-over
|1||1651722.015||Fatality||Equipment Operator: Heavy|